Virgil Peck, Jr.

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Virgil Peck, Jr.
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Kansas House of Representatives District 12
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Virgil Peck, Jr. is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Peck served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Transportation and Public Safety Budget, Chair
Appropriations
General Government Budget

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Peck served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Peck served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Peck's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt: "...creating a strong economy; which improves the lives of current and future Kansans."
  • Excerpt: "...honoring Veterans. He has worked for improved benefits for those who have fought to protect the freedoms we enjoy in America."
  • Excerpt: "...less government and lower taxes for all Kansans."
  • Excerpt: "...illegal immigrants should not receive taxpayer funded benefits - such as social security and in-state college tuition."
  • Excerpt: "...fiscally responsible increases in education funding."

Elections

2014

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Eden Fuson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Virgil Peck was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3]

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Peck won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 12. Peck defeated Jack Kopfman, Jr. in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Tina Bumgarner (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVirgil Peck, Jr. Incumbent 67.3% 5,821
     Democratic Tina Bumgarner 32.7% 2,822
Total Votes 8,643
Kansas House of Representatives, District 12 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVirgil Peck Incumbent 67.6% 2,433
Jack Kopfman, Jr. 32.4% 1,168
Total Votes 3,601

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Peck won re-election to the 11th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. He was also unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

2008

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Peck was re-elected to the 11th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Virgil O. Horn, Jr. (D).[7] Peck raised $37,586 for his campaign, while Horn raised $6,081.[8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 11
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngVirgil Peck, Jr. (R) 5,590 68.0%
Virgil O. Horn, Jr. (D) 2,629 31.9%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Peck is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Peck raised a total of $140,566 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[9]

Virgil Peck, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 12 Won $17,246
2010 Kansas State House, District 11 Won $26,664
2008 Kansas State House, District 11 Won $37,586
2006 Kansas State House, District 11 Won $32,443
2004 Kansas State House, District 11 Won $10,942
2002 Kansas State House, District 11 Defeated $9,841
2000 Kansas State House, District 15 Defeated $5,844
Grand Total Raised $140,566

2012

Peck won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Peck raised a total of $17,246.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Virgil Peck, Jr.'s campaign in 2012
Kansas Association of Realtors$1,000
Kansas Medical Society$750
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas$650
Kansas Bankers Association$600
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$549
Total Raised in 2012$17,246
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Peck won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Peck raised a total of $26,664.

2008

Peck won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Peck raised a total of $37,586.

2006

Peck won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Peck raised a total of $32,443.

2004

Peck won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Peck raised a total of $10,942.

2002

Peck lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Peck raised a total of $9,841.

2000

Peck lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Peck raised a total of $5,844.

Scorecards

Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[10]

2013

Virgil Peck, Jr. received a score of 88.0% in the 2013 index.[11]

Personal

Peck and his wife, Tamara, have three children.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Kelly (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 12
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 11
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Jim Kelly (R)